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Chaitra Mahina 2020 in North India – Chaitra Month Starting in Hindu Calendar in 2020

Chaitra Month, or Chait Maas, is the first month in the traditional Hindu calendar followed in North India. Hindi Chaitra Month in 2020 begins on March 10 and ends on April 8, 2020. This calendar is followed mainly in Uttar Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Jharkhand, Punjab, Jammu and Kashmir, Haryana, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Uttarakhand, Bihar, and Chhattisgarh. The traditional Hindi New Year is celebrated on the Chaitra Shukla Pratipada (on the first day of the bright or waxing phase of moon in Chaitra Month). Vikram Samvat 2077 as per traditional Hindu calendar followed in North India will begin on March 25, 2020.

Chaturthi Vrat or Sankashti Ganesh Chaturthi in Chaitra Month 2020 is on March 12. Moonrise time is at 8:58 PM.

Chaitra Krishna and Shukla Paksha in 2020
Chaitra Month Krishna Paksha is from March 10 to March 24, 2020.
Chaitra Month Shukla Paksha is from March 24 to April 8, 2020.

Chaitra Amavasya in 2020 in North India
Chaitra Amavasya is on March 24, 2020 - Time is from 12:30 PM on March 23 to 2:58 PM on March 24.

Chaitra Purnima in 2020
Chaitra Purnima is on April 8, 2020 (Full moon) - Time is from 12:02 PM on April 7 to 8:05 AM on April 8 - Purnima Vrat is on April 7.

Ekadashi in Chaitra Month 2020
Papamochani Ekadasi – March 19
Kamada Ekadasi – April 3

Pradosh in Chaitra Month in 2020
March 21
April 5

Important Festivals in Chaitra 2020 include:

Sheetala Ashtami/Basoda - March 16
Chaitra Shukladi - Vikram Samvat 2077 begins on March 25
Chaitra Navratri (March 25 to April 2).
Gangaur Teej/ Saubhagya Sundari Teej - March 27
Gauri Tritiya – March 27
Chaitra Ashtami - April 1
Ram Navami – April 2
Hanuman Jayanti – April 8

The Chaitra Month in other regions
In Maharashtra, Karnataka, Telangana and Andhra Pradesh and Gujarat, Chaitra Month 2020 begins on March 25 and ends on April 23.